May 1st 2010 12:54AM My Shaman was a Scholar who mastered the elements by studying with their Avatars for short periods (As well as the totem quests). He wrote theses on the elements (Based loosely on Aristotelian elemental thought) Which brought his mastery of them to a fuller conclusion.
Jun 18th 2009 9:49AM I almost never have this issue. because I use Gamecards, and ignore any warning that say I'm close to my current gamecard's end.
This means I'm never sure when I'll stop being able to log on, and can't prepare in advance, so it usually takes a day or two to a week to start again, by which time I'm antsing for it again. Like so many things, just a little break, regularly, keeps you interested, alert, and moderate.